Every Kid in a Park

We are proud to host the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.

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Now, fourth graders across Georgia and nationwide can visit the Every Kid in a Park website to print a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national forests, grasslands, wildlife refuges and waters. The pass is valid for the 2016-2017 school year and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites. 

Many sites on the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forest don't require a fee at all. However, there are some fee locations where these passes will benefit you:

Nearby Town

National Forest Recreation Area


Deep Hole Recreation Area - Canoe Launch & Day-Use Area                                                              


DeSoto Falls Recreation Area - Picnic and Day-Use


Dry Creek Equestrian and Mountain Bike Trailhead     


Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area - Day-Use


Dyar Pasture Recreation Area - Boat Launch & Wildlife Viewing Area


Frady Branch Equestrian and Mountain Bike Trailhead     


Lake Conasauga Recreation Area - Family Picnic & Swimming Area


Lake Sinclair Recreation Area - Family Picnic and Swim Beach Facilities

Blue Ridge

Lakewood Landing Boat Launch                     


Miller Creek Lake Recreation Area - Day-Use


Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Trailhead


Oconee River Recreation Area -  Boat Launch Facilities


Panther Creek Recreation Area - Day-Use


Redlands Recreation Area - Boat Launch Facilities


Swords Recreation Area - Boat Launch Facilities

Blue Ridge

Toccoa River, Sandy Bottoms - Canoe Launch

Please note the pass is NOT valid at Brasstown Bald or Anna Ruby Falls.


Educators and community leaders can access educational activities, field trip options, and the ability to print passes for their entire classrooms. Parents visiting the website can find additional links for more information on planning trips to nearby public lands.  

Every Kid in a Park is a crucial part of inspiring the next generation to discover all that our nation’s public lands and waters have to offer, including opportunities to be active, spend time with friends and family, and serve as living classrooms to build critical skills. For more information, call 770-297-3000.